This year’s gala fundraiser, The Main Event, will take place at the beautiful Lombardi’s on the Sound, overlooking the Long Island Sound. It will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. We look forward to an elegant evening including a full sit-down dinner, an entertaining auctioneer, live music and dancing, and a broad selection of auction items.
All proceeds from The Main Event 2017 will benefit Stony Brook’s Multimedia Communications.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Enhancing Stony Brook’s Multimedia Communications
Carson, the oldest building on our campus, maintains its century-old stature as a hub of creativity, camaraderie, collaboration, hard work, and sheer fun. At SBS, the space has been a showcase for student talent from Theatrical Arts Society (TAS) productions to concert performances, Declamation contests to fine arts exhibits, Chapel sessions to student and parent assemblies, and so much more.
Built in 1910, originally as an open-air auditorium which sat 1,000 people in a single room, Carson Auditorium became the central place of worship and gathering for many Stony Brook Assembly guests.
By 1935, the auditorium was renovated to feature a hardwood basketball floor and renamed the John F. Carson Auditorium and Gymnasium. Some thirty years later, upon the completion of Swanson Gymnasium in 1972, Carson saw another transformation and was refurbished to become the center for the arts and community worship and assembly that we know today.
One alumna articulates the remarkable social influence of the building’s unique versatility: “It is entirely possible that no other building exists that has served a community as both temple and playground, both circus and sanctuary (and everything in between) so patiently and humbly as Carson has served Stony Brook.”
The building itself has been one of Stony Brook’s greatest vessels for change; a gateway to both our past and future as an institution. With technological advancements ever on the rise, Stony Brook aims to maintain our position as vanguard of modern education. SBS strives to provide our students and campus with current technology while upholding our traditions and values. With the help of recent technology enhancements, the SBS student tech team has worked to develop a means to capture and preserve student memories at Stony Brook. This includes providing access to recordings of student performances, chapel talks, and other major School events online. Stony Brook and its students provide live stream video access to our community--near and far--of presentations, athletic events, meetings, etc. We hope to continue this communication within the SBS community, and to share even more stories from the Brook!
Your Main Event support will provide resources to:
Upgrade to a new digital projection system;
Purchase additional HD video cameras and recording devices;
Incorporate video switching and streaming hardware;
Enhance video storage, editing and presentation equipment.
Please consider supporting this year’s project to keep our alumni, parents, and friends better connected to the Brook with new equipment that will capture, produce, preserve, and present the moments that we so love and cherish.
Premier Sponsor: $10,000
Recognition on all event materials, logo prominently displayed at event, opportunity for sponsor to speak at event, inclusion of logo on website, recognition of Premier sponsorship level in The Bulletin Magazine and on the Scroll of Honor, table of 12 with premium seating, VIP auction preview
Platinum Sponsor: $5,000
Logo displayed at event, inclusion of logo on website, recognition of Platinum sponsorship Level in The Bulletin Magazine and on the Scroll of Honor, table of 8 with premium seating
Gold Sponsor: $2,500
Inclusion of logo on website, recognition of Gold sponsorship level in The Bulletin Magazine and on the Scroll of Honor, four tickets to event
Silver Sponsor: $1,000
Recognition of Silver sponsorship level in The Bulletin Magazine and on the Scroll of Honor, two tickets to event
Bronze Sponsor: $500
Recognition of Bronze sponsorship level in The Bulletin Magazine and on the Scroll of Honor, $50 in raffle tickets
Recognition in The Bulletin Magazine and on the Scroll of Honor
Recognition on the Scroll of Honor for all event underwriting
Ice Sculpture: $1,200
Photo Booth: RESERVED